recording of Tales of a Wayside Inn, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Read by Peter Yearsley.
Mostly a collection of story-telling poems told by a group of friends in a tavern late one night. "Tales" includes the famous Paul Revere's ride, together with poems of many tales, countries and styles. (Summary by Peter Yearsley)
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May 14, 2012
Excellent reading of wonderful poetry
I have visited the Wayside Inn in Sudbury Massachusetts. Wonderful place to have lunch as the various dining rooms are furnished with period pieces and an excellent menu.
A bit of history on the Inn is here
It was that visit that first turned me on to Tales from a Wayside Inn. Oh, everyone has heard of the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, but there is so much more here that takes us on wings of flight to see new vistas and people.
And Peter's reading? It is excellent! Listening to Peter opened the poetry in ways that I just didn't get when I read it to myself. This audiobook was a great experience all around.